Minnesota Cabinets and McNeece Homes transformed this kitchen space into a transitional grey and white masterpiece with pops of red. With a background in design, the clients presented their proposed new layout to in-house designer, Keslie Muhlenbruch, who added minor tweaks and adjustments that maximized flow and functionality. See our favorite details from the space and see all the before and after photos below.
Before: A crowded layout with dark countertops, craftsman style cabinetry the same color as the flooring lacked much needed storage and countertop space for this young family.
After: Full-height upper cabinets maximize storage and the size of the space. A grey and white color palette lightens and brightens the kitchen with pops of red in the upholstered stools. An in-home office was added just off the kitchen, bringing more natural light and views of the private wooded lot to the space.
After: Side-by-side commercial refrigerator and freezer become the focal point on a wall that cleverly disguises a walk-in pantry, appliance garage, and built-in desk nook. Decorative glass cabinets above the fridge/freezer give the wall of cabinetry dimension. A grey and white rock-face stone backsplash adds a touch of rustic to the overall transitional aesthetic.
After: With almost double the amount of storage in cabinets, countertop space was greatly improved as well. Quartz countertops were installed with a marble-like effect that tie in with the grey wall color and custom grey island beautifully. Similar looks are available from The Stone Shop with Vicostone "Statuario" and "Borghini".
Now small appliances can be hidden away behind an appliance garage for a clutter-free space.
After: What used to be a hallway and wasted space was transformed into a luxurious walk-in pantry hidden behind cabinet doors - blending seamlessly with the rest of the kitchen.